Gosset "Grande Réserve" Brut Champagne

SKU #100127 93 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark A spine of chiseled acidity structures this vivid, creamy Champagne, which has a minerally underpinning of smoke and brine and flavors of Asian pear, baked pineapple, lemon curd, toasted brioche and roasted almond. Should pair well with grilled fish. (AN) Inner quote mark (11/2022)

92 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark With a base from 2018, the NV Champagne Grande Reserve Brut pours a bright straw hue and lifts from the glass with pure and inviting aromas of white peach, fresh flowers, and wet stone. Medium-bodied, with a fresh lift on the palate, a fresh pillowy mousse, and a delicate saline finish, this is a wonderful calling card for the freshness of the house style. (AF) Inner quote mark (11/2023)

92 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark This has attractive aromas of apricots, pie crust, raspberries, fresh walnuts and pears, with a hint of white pepper and ginger. Elegant, fine and supple mousse, with a medium body and creamy layers of fresh fruit and pastries. So dry and clean. 45% chardonnay, 45% pinot noir and 10% meunier, based on 2017 vintage with 8% reserve wines. 7g/L dosage. Inner quote mark (7/2023)

91 points Burghound

Outer quote mark Hints of yeast and toast add interest to the pretty aromas of lemon, green apple and poached pear nuances. There is again solid volume and mid-palate density to the delicious flavors that pick up some of the toasty character displayed by the nose while culminating in a nicely complex and lingering finish. The supporting mousse is firm without being aggressive and overall, this solidly complex effort is drinking very well now. Inner quote mark (1/2022)

91 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark The nonvintage Champagne cuvée from Gosset is very much in the house style: crisp and without malolactic fermentation. Ripe fruits balance the crispness while some bottle age has allowed the acidity to soften. This is a very fine wine that is ready to drink. (RV) Inner quote mark (12/2022)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark 45% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir, 10% Pinot Meunier. Dosage 8 g/l after four years on lees. The tech spec suggests 2018 was the base vintage. Maturation is more obvious on the nose of this wine than on that of the Petite Douceur Rosé which had more than twice as long in the cellar on lees! Slightly aggressive mousse and acidity but this is certainly stimulating and is clearly set for a fine future. Fine elderflower flavours and good balance and composition. Quite persistent. Inner quote mark (10/2023)

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By: Philip Roufail | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/19/2023 | Send Email
Gosset is the oldest Champagne house. It was established in 1584 in Ay, which is 145 years before Ruinart, the oldest all sparkling producer, opened its doors in 1729. When you make wine for 439 years you know a thing or two. The Gosset Grand Reserve Brut NV is drinking beautifully. It's 45% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir, 10% Meunier and it is aged three years on the lees (the minimum requirement for vintage champagne). This has great viscosity, a creamy full bodied texture, delicate pastry crust, and loads of tropical fruit. Easily one of the best NV champagnes from the big houses. At the immaculate price of $49.99 the Grand Reserve is a mind blowing steal.

By: Diana Turk | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/16/2023 | Send Email
$50 for a Grande Marque? Incredible! While I typically choose grower-producer Champagnes (especially since K&L's Direct Import program is so strong), this Gosset Grande Réserve Brut is always welcome, and even feels like a bargain, considering the quality of grapes and the house's history (which dates back to 1584!). A blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir (from Grand Cru village Aÿ), with a touch of Meunier, this nonvintage release includes about 20% reserve wines, solera-style blended, and spends six years on the lees. If you're after a big name that delivers, make sure Gosset is on your list.

By: Alex Schroeder | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/18/2023 | Send Email
This is a Grand Marque that you can count on every time for meticulous quality that has remained steadfast through the years (centuries, actually). It has an expressively rich profile of pear, lychee, golden apple and Meyer lemon with toast from an impressive five years on the lees, yet it remains so bright and easy with silky bead and great minerals and a crisp, acid-driven-yet-balanced finish

By: Chelsea Herholdt | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/14/2023 | Send Email
It doesn't get much more classically Champagne that Gosset. From the blend of mostly Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with 10% Meunier, the 6 years on the lees, all the way to the use of both stainless steel and oak, you get a bright, textured, and somehow strikingly unique wine. The nose reminds me of fresh cut summer melons, while the palate is regal and long. One of the best QPR values in our stores.

By: Scott Beckerley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/16/2023 | Send Email
After tasting the full line of Gosset champagnes in early August, I was able to re-discover just how nice they are. The Grande Reserve Brut has a lightly toasty nose and straddles the line between a toasty and a clean style. It leans a bit more toward a cleaner style with bright yellow fruits, almond, fine saline and light spice. Consistently fine bead and lingering finish!

By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/15/2016 | Send Email
We were very lucky to have Gosset export director Bertrand Verduzier come from Epernay to present his Champagne at the summit this year, and we learned a ton about this very old grand marque. Their flag ship wine is the Gosset "Grande Réserve" Brut Champagne, and it is an exceptional wine. The current batch is composed of 43% Chardonnay, 42% Pinot Noir and 15% Meunier with 20% reserves that are blended in the solera style. They never do any malolactic fermentation for this wine, and as such need to age it for a minimum of 4 years on the lees before disgorgement. It has an almost green color in the glass, and has a great tension between opulent toast and chalky, nearly apple like crunch. If you like this Champagne, be sure to put some in the cellar, I have had them going back 30 years and they are spectacular with age as well as young!

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